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It’s National Fried Chicken Day!

What do you call “national friend chicken day” in South Carolina? That’s easy: Every day … For the rest of the country, though, “national fried chicken day” is celebrated on July 6. Fried chicken – which dates back to the Middle Ages – is predominantly associated with the South and, well,…

What do you call “national friend chicken day” in South Carolina? That’s easy: Every day …

For the rest of the country, though, “national fried chicken day” is celebrated on July 6.

Fried chicken – which dates back to the Middle Ages – is predominantly associated with the South and, well, black people. In fact not one but two professional golfers have made fried chicken jokes at the expense of Tiger Woods (Fuzzy Zoeller in 1997 and Sergio Garcia earlier this year).

That’s pretty funny when you consider the dish originated in lily white Scotland …

Anyway, we love fried chicken. Love it, love it, love it. Our favorite is Bojangles’ spicy recipe, but we don’t discriminate.

And judging by our state’s obesity rankings, neither does the rest of South Carolina …

Need a good fried chicken recipe? Try this one from the Assisting Angels caregivers up in Gray Court, S.C.

Crispy Fried Chicken Recipe

1 – 4 lb. chicken, cut up
1 cup buttermilk
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon paprika
Salt and pepper
2 quarts oil for frying

1) Place flour in large Ziploc bag; add paprika, salt and pepper to taste.
2) Dip chicken pieces into the buttermilk and then into the flour. Seal the bag, shaking to coat the chicken. Do this procedure 1 or 2 pieces at a time.
3) Place coated chicken pieces on a tray and cover with wax paper. Let sit for a few minutes until flour has turned paste-like.
4) Heat oil until hot (being very careful!). A few pieces of chicken at a time, place into hot oil and brown on both sides. Reduce heat and cook, covered, for 30 minutes. Turn up heat again to make chicken crispy.
5) Drain pieces of chicken on paper towels, while you fry the remaining pieces. Finished chicken can be kept in a slightly warm oven until the rest is done, if necessary.

Mmmmmmmmm … finger-lickin’ good, people.

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16 comments

Polyphemos July 6, 2013 at 3:40 pm

If you want to add a touch of Daufuskie, eliminate the black pepper and substitute ground red pepper for the paprika. Hotcha!

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9" July 12, 2013 at 1:15 am

that sounds too much like_______;I like my guys,big,meaty,white and tight

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDmvX8Vd4rM

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Slartibartfast July 6, 2013 at 3:40 pm

If you want to add a touch of Daufuskie, eliminate the black pepper and substitute ground red pepper for the paprika. Hotcha! And the milk gravy you can make with the drippings it is unbelievable!!! Do Jeedus!

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9" July 12, 2013 at 1:15 am

that sounds too much like_______;I like my guys,big,meaty,white and tight

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDmvX8Vd4rM

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9" July 6, 2013 at 7:41 pm

I like to get the all dark meat bucket,especially when watching swim meets on ESPN…

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9" July 6, 2013 at 7:41 pm

I like to get the all dark meat bucket,especially when watching swim meets on ESPN…

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MisterBigPickle July 8, 2013 at 12:35 am

I like my fried chicken with iced tea and skittles for desert. I’m gonna go the store, you want anything?

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Gus July 11, 2013 at 6:54 pm

Moonpie n c’cola

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9" July 12, 2013 at 1:10 am

Albolene

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Guest July 8, 2013 at 12:35 am

I like my fried chicken with iced tea and skittles for desert. I’m gonna go the store, you want anything?

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Gus July 11, 2013 at 6:54 pm

Moonpie n c’cola

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9" July 12, 2013 at 1:10 am

Albolene

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Crooner July 10, 2013 at 5:03 pm

What we call country cookin’ down here they call soul food up north.

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9" July 12, 2013 at 1:18 am

Yankee bastard.You like trouser sausage and gravy?

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Crooner July 10, 2013 at 5:03 pm

What we call country cookin’ down here they call soul food up north.

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9" July 12, 2013 at 1:18 am

Yankee bastard.You like trouser sausage and gravy?

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